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Some legislators in Maine are trying to pass a bill—LD 1330—called National Popular Vote, or NPV, which would radically change presidential elections.

The American Founders created the Electoral College to provide checks and balances that protect presidential elections. Despite this reasonable approach, NPV is trying to nullify the Electoral College with state legislation.

Under NPV, states would ignore their own voters and give away their electoral votes based on the national popular vote. The NPV plan takes effect if passed in states that together control 270 or more electoral votes—a majority that would control who becomes president.

Currently, NPV has 196 electoral votes. This is 73% of the way to hijacking the Electoral College.

The Founders created the Electoral College so that all voters have a voice. They did not want a few big states or giant cities to control us all. The Electoral College also protects us against election fraud and keeps states in charge of elections.

All Mainers should oppose NPV to protect their voice and the integrity of presidential elections.